South Slavic Submitted Names

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ABASA f Bosnian
Bosnian female form of Abbas. It is also the name of the 80th sura of the Qur'an.
ABDURAHMAN m Arabic, Indonesian, Bosnian
Variant transcription of Abd al-Rahman.
ABIDA f Arabic, Muslim, Bosnian
Means "worshipper", "one who worships Allah" in Arabic.
AĆIM m Serbian (Rare)
Serbian short form of JOACHIM.
ADA f German, Biblical German, Croatian (Rare)
German and Croatian form of Adah.
ADALETA f Bosnian (Rare)
Bosnian form of Adalet.
ADANA f Serbian (Rare), Bosnian
From the name of the city and province in Turkey. Adan is also the name of a garden in Quran.
ADAUKT m Croatian, Polish
Croatian and Polish form of Adauctus.
ADEMIJA f Bosnian (Rare)
Feminine form of Adem.
ADEODAT m Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak and Ukrainian form of Adeodatus.
ADI m Bosnian
Diminutive of names like Adnan, Adian and other Bosnian names beginning with Ad.
ADIAN m Bosnian
Possibly of Arabic descent, meaning '‘religious, devout’'.
ADIBA f Bosnian, Arabic
Feminine form of Adib.
ADIN m Bosnian
Bosnian variant of the Turkish name Adın.
ADLA f Bosnian, Arabic
Female form of Adil.
ADMIR m Bosnian, Albanian
From Latin admiror, meaning ''to admire, wonder''.
ADMIRA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Admir.
ADO m Estonian, Bosnian
Estonian variant of Aadu and Bosnian diminutive of Adnan.
ADRIYAN m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian variant of Adrian.
ADRIYANA f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian variant of Adriana.
ADRYAN m Bulgarian, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Bulgarian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese variant of Adrian. A famous bearer of this name is Brazilian footballer Adryan Oliveira Tavares.
ADVIJA f Bosnian
Means "swift, fast" in Bosnian.
AFAN m Bosnian
Bosnian male name from Athanasius via Afanasiy. Number 71 in top 100 in 2012 for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
AFAREY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Aphareus.
AFIFA f Arabic, Bosnian
Feminine form of Afif.
AGATIJA f Slovene
Variant Slovene form of Agata.
AGESILAY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Agesilaos.
AGLAVRA f Bulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian form of Aglaurus.
AGLEJA f Croatian
Croatian form of Aglaea (see Aglaia).
AGLIKA f Bulgarian
Variant of Iglika.
AHIL m Slovene (Rare)
Slovene form of Achilles.
AHILEJ m Bosnian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Bosnian and Croatian form of Achilles.
AID m Bosnian (Rare)
From Arabic عِيد (ʿīd) meaning "festival, holiday, feast".
AIŠA f Bosnian, Croatian
Bosnian and Croatian form of 'Aisha.
AJLIN f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Aylin.
AJNA f Hungarian, Croatian (Rare)
Hungarian and Croatian form of Aina.
AJNIJA f & m Bosnian
Variant of Ajna and Ajnela.
AJNUR m Bosnian
Variant of Aynur.
AJŠA f Bosnian, Croatian
Bosnian and Croatian form of 'Aisha.
AKAKIY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Akakios.
AKHEY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Achaios.
AKI m Serbian, Croatian
Short form of Aleksandar.
AKSENTIJE m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Auxentius.
AKVILA f Croatian (Rare)
Croatian feminine form of Aquila.
ALADIN m Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian, Bosnian
Maghrebi transcription of Ala al-Din as well as the Indonesian and Bosnian form.
ALARIK m Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian, Swedish
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian and Swedish form of Alaric.
ALEJNA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of the Turkish name Aleyna.
ALEKO m Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of Aleksandar.
ALEKSA m & f Serbian, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of Aleksandar, Aleksander or Aleksandra. As an English name, it is a variant of Alexa.
ALEKSANDRIJA f Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of Alexandria.
ALEKSIJAN m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Alexian.
ALEKSINA f Bulgarian (Rare)
Feminine form of Aleks.
ALEKSIY m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian form of Alexios (see Alexius). At least in Russia, the difference between this form and the more common Aleksey is possibly that Aleksiy comes directly from Alexios, while Aleksey comes directly from Alexis... [more]
ALEKSIYA f Bulgarian, Russian
Feminine form of Aleksiy. Or, in other words, this is the Bulgarian and Russian form of Alexia.
ALENČICA f Slovene
Diminutive of Alenka.
ALEŠA f Slovene
Feminine form of Aleš.
ALEŠKA f Slovene, Czech (Rare)
Slovene diminutive of Aleša and Czech feminine form of Aleš.
ALEY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Aleus.
ALFEJ m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Alphaeus.
ALFEY m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian form of the biblical name Alphaeus, as well as of the Greek name Alpheus.
ALIJA m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Ali.
ALIJANA f Slovene
Slovenian form of Aliana or an elaboration of Alja.
ALJA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Alya (1).
ALJANA f Slovene
Variant of Alja.
ALKA f Croatian
Derived from the Greek element αλκη (alke) meaning "strength, force". A famous bearer is Croatian singer Alka Vuica (1961-).
ALKEJ m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Alcaeus.
ALKEY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Alcaeus.
ALKIONA f Russian, Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Russian and Serbian form of Alcyone.
ALMEDIN m Bosnian
Masculine form of Almedina.
ALMEDINA f Bosnian
Derived from Arabic al "the" and medina "city".
ALMIN m Bosnian
Derived from Arabic الْأَمِين (al-ʾamīn) meaning "the trustworthy".
ALMINA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Almin.
ALUSIAN m Bulgarian
Tsar of Bulgaria for short time in 1041. One night, during dinner, Alusian took advantage of Peter II's inebriation, and cut off his nose and blinded him with a kitchen knife in 1041. Since Alusian was of the blood of Samuel, he was quickly proclaimed emperor in Peter II's place by his troops.
AMADEJA f Slovene, Croatian (Rare)
Slovenian and Croatian form of Amedea.
AMALIYA f Russian, Ukrainian, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian (Rare)
Russian, Bulgarian, Azerbaijani and Ukrainian form of Amelia.
AMBROZ m Croatian
Croatian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
AMBROZIJA f Croatian, Lithuanian, Serbian
Croatian, Lithuanian and Serbian form of Ambrosia.
AMER m Arabic, Bosnian
Variant transcription of 'Aamir.
AMFIARAY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Amphiaraos.
AMIJAN m Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian form of Ammianus.
AMIL m Bosnian, Arabic
Variant of Amel.
AMILA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Amil.
AMRA f Bosnian
Derived from Arabic عَمَرَ (ʿamara) meaning "to live long, to be long-lived".
AMVROSIY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
ANAJA f Slovene, English
Possibly a variant of Anaya or Anaia.
ANAKARS m Bosnian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Bosnian and Croatian form of Anacharsis.
ANAKLET m Bulgarian, Croatian, German, Polish, Russian
Bulgarian, Croatian, German, Polish and Russian form of Anakletos (see Anacletus).
ANAKSAGORA m Croatian
Croatian form of Anaxagoras.
ANAKSANDAR m Croatian
Croatian form of Anaxander.
ANAKSIMEN m Croatian
Croatian form of Anaximenes.
ANANIJA m Croatian
Variant of Ananias.
ANATOLIYA f Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian form of Anatolia.
ANČI f Croatian
Diminutice of Ana.
ANĐELIJA f Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of Angelia.
ANĐELINA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Angelina.
ANĐEO m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Angel.
ANDI f & m English, Estonian, Croatian
Variant of Andy.
ANDREJAN m Vlach
Vlach form of Andrej.
ANDREJAŠ m Vlach
Vlach form of Andrej.
ANDREJKA f Slovene
Variant form of Andreja.
ANDREYANA f Bulgarian (Rare)
Feminine form of Andrey.
ANDRIJAŠ m Vlach
Vlach form of Andrej.
ANDRIYANA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Andriana.
ANDROGEY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Androgeus.
ANDRONIK m Armenian, Croatian, Georgian, Russian
Armenian, Croatian, Polish and Russian form of Andronikos. In Armenia, this name may also be a variant of Andranik.
ANEA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of Annaeus.
ANEJA f Slovene
Feminine form of Anej.
ANEL m Bosnian
Male form of Anela or from Latin ānellus “finger ring”.
ANES m Arabic, Bosnian, Indonesian
Variant transcription of Anas.
ANESA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Anisa.
ANGELIJA f Vlach
Vlach form of Angel.
ANIDA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Anid.
ANIJE m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Annius.
ANIKET m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Aniketos (see Anicetus).
ANIO m Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Anyo.
ANIZIJA f Vlach
Vlach variant of Anisija
ANJO m Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Anyo.
ANTEO m Croatian
Elaborated form of Ante, possibly influenced by Mateo.
ANTEROS m Greek Mythology, Croatian (Rare), Polish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Means "love returned" in Greek. Anteros was the Greek god of requited love and the avenger of unrequited love, one of an order of winged love gods called the Erotes. ... [more]
ANTEY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Antaeus.
ANTIFON m Croatian
Croatian form of Antiphon.
ANTIGONA f Albanian, Croatian, Slovene
Albanian and Croatian form of Antigone.
ANTIM m Bulgarian, Croatian (Rare), Romanian
Bulgarian, Croatian and Romanian form of Anthimos.
ANTONETA f Croatian, Albanian
Croatian form of Antoinette.
ANTONIY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Antonius (see Anthony).
ANUŠKA f Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Croatian, Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of Anushka.
ANYO m Bulgarian
Possibly a diminutive of Angel and/or Ayan. A known bearer of this name was the Bulgarian soccer player Ayan "Anyo" Sadakov (1961-2017).
ANŽEJ m Slovene
Variant of Anže.
ANZHEL f & m Armenian, Bulgarian
Variant of Angel.
APOLON m Georgian, Croatian
Modern Georgian and Croatian form of Apollon (see Apollo).
APOLONIJE m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Apollonius.
APOLONIY m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Apollonius (see Apollonios).
ARANĐEL m Serbian
This name is Christian in origin. It is derived from Serbo-Croatian arhanđel or arhanđeo "archangel", which is ultimately derived from Greek archangelos "chief angel".
ARDIAN m Albanian, Bosnian
Ardian is a personal name deriving from the name of an Illyrian tribe of Ardiaei, whose original homeland was the valley of the Neretva river, in present day Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, the name is mainly present among modern Albanians, as they consider themselves to be the direct descendants of ancient Illyrians... [more]
ARETEY m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian form of Aretaeus.
AREY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Areios via Areus.
ARGIR m Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Argyris.
ARHIMED m Bosnian, Croatian
Bosnian and Croatian form of Archimedes.
ARIAN m English, Croatian
Variation of Aryan, or from the English word referring to "someone whose star sign is Aries". Arian Foster (born 1986) is an American football player for the Houston Texans.
ARIJAN m Croatian, Serbian, Albanian
Croatian masculine form of Arijana.
ARIJELA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of Ariel.
ARISTARH m Serbian
Serbian form of Aristarchus.
ARISTEY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Aristaeus.
ARISTID m Croatian
Croatian form of Aristides.
ARISTIP m Catalan, Croatian, Romanian
Catalan, Croatian and Romanian form of Aristippos via its latinized form Aristippus.
ARISTOBUL m Croatian
Croatian form of Aristobulus.
ARISTODEM m Catalan, Croatian
Catalan and Croatian form of Aristodemos.
ARISTOFAN m Croatian
Croatian form of Aristophanes.
ARISTOTEL m Croatian
Croatian form of Aristotle.
ARKA f American (Rare, Archaic), Croatian (Rare)
As a Croatian name it is used as a short form of Arkadija.
ARKADIJA f Lithuanian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Lithuanian and Croatian feminine form of Arcadius.
ARKADIJE m Croatian
Croatian form of Arkadios.
ARKHELAY m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian form of Archelaos (see Archelaus).
ARNEL m Croatian, Filipino, Spanish, Bosnian
Male name of uncertain origin, possibly a form of Arnold.
ARNELA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Arnel.
ARNESA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Arne.
ARSENIJA m & f Serbian
Feminine form and male variant of Arsenius.
ARSENIJE m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Arsenios via Arsenius.
ARTEMIJA f Croatian
Croatian form of Artemis.
ARTEMIJE m Serbian (Rare)
Variant form of Artemios.
AŠERA f Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Asherah.
ASIJA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Asiya.
ASKLEPIJE m Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian form of Asklepios.
ASKLEPIY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Asklepios.
ASMIRA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Asmir.
ASMODEJ m Croatian
Croatian form of Asmodaeus.
ASMODEY m Bulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian and Russian form of Asmodaeus.
ASPARUH m Bulgarian
Asparuh was а ruler of Bulgars in the second half of the 7th century and is credited with the establishment of the First Bulgarian Empire in 680/681.
ASSYA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Asya.
ASTERIJA f Lithuanian, Croatian (Rare)
Lithuanian and Croatian feminine form of Asterios.
ASTREY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Astraios.
ATALARIK m Croatian, Swedish (Archaic), Norwegian
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athalaric.
ATANARIK m Croatian (Rare), Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athanaric.
ATANASIYA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Athanasia.
ATANASKA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Atanas.
ATANAZIJE m Croatian
Croatian form of Athanasius.
ATENA f Catalan (Rare), Croatian (Rare), Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Serbian
Catalan, Croatian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian form of Athena.
ATIK m Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian form of Atticus.
ATILIY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Atilius.
ATINAGORA m Macedonian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Macedonian and Serbian form of Athenagoras.
ATREJ m Croatian
Croatian form of Atreus.
ATREY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Atreus.
AURELIJAN m Croatian
Croatian form of Aurelian.
AURELIJE m Croatian
Croatian form of Aurelius.
AVAKUM m Serbian (Rare)
Serbian form of Habakkuk.
AVDO m Bosnian
Diminutive of Abdulah.
AVELJ m Serbian (Rare)
Serbian form of Abel.
AVGUSTIN m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Augustinus (see Augustine).
AVGUSTINA f Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian
Slovene, Croatian, and Bulgarian form of Augustina.
AVIT m Croatian, French, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Occitan
Croatian, French, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian and Occitan form of Avitus.
AVRELIAN m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Aurelianus.
AVRELIJA f Slovene
Slovenian form of Aurelia.
AVRELIY m Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Aurelius.
AVRELIYA f Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Aurelia.
AVRORA f Armenian (?), Azerbaijani (?), Bulgarian, Georgian (?), Russian, Slovene (?), Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian, and Ukrainian form of Aurora. This form is also used in Armenian, Azerbaijani, Slovene, and Georgian to refer to the Roman goddess.
AŽBE m Slovene
Variant of Ožbolt.
AZEM m Albanian, Bosnian
Variant of Azim.
AZEMA f Bosnian (Rare)
Feminine form of Azem.
AZEMINA f Bosnian, Turkish
It probably has its origins from the Arabic language. Az coming from the word عز meaning strength or might and amin coming from the word أمين meaning trustworthy.
AZRUDIN m Bosnian, Arabic
From Arabic زهر (azhar) "shining, bright" and دين (din) "religion, faith".
AZUR m Bosnian
Bosnian male form of Azure. Number 96 in top 100 in 2012 for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BADEM m Bosnian (Rare)
Means "almond" in Bosnian.
BADEMA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Badem.
BAHO m Bosnian
Short for of Bahtijar.
BAHRUDIN m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Bahr ud-Din, which is a variant transcription of Bahr al-Din (see Bahradin).... [more]
BAHTA f Bosnian (Rare)
Feminine form of Bahtijar.
BAHTIJA m Bosnian
Variant of Bahtijar.
BAHTIJAR m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Bakhtiar.
BAHTJAR m Bosnian
Variant of Bahtijar.
BAHTO m Bosnian (Rare)
Short form of Bahtijar.
BALBIN m Croatian, French, Polish
Croatian, French and Polish form of Balbinus.
BALŠA m Montenegrin, Serbian
Means "strong", "healthy", "big man''.
BARABA m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Barabbas. Only used as a Biblical name.
BARE f & m Croatian
Croatian nickname for Barbara (female) or Bariša (male).
BARIŠA m Croatian
Derived from Bartol.
BARTUL m Croatian
Croatian variant form of Bartol.
BASARABA f & m Vlach
Derived from Basaraba, which is the Vlach name for the historical region of Bessarabia. It is said to be the native land of the Vlach people.
BAS'CIAN m Istriot
Istriot form of Sebastian.
BAZILA f Croatian
Feminine form of Bazil.
BAZILIJE m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Basil.
BEATKA f Slovene, Polish, Dutch
Diminutive of Beata.
BEATRICA f Croatian, Slovak (Rare)
Croatian and Slovak form of Beatrice.
BELIMIR m Croatian
The first element of this name is derived from Proto-Slavic bělъ "white, pale". Also see Běla, which is of the same etymology. The second element is derived from Slavic mir "peace".
BELIMIRA f Croatian (Rare)
Feminine form of Belimir.
BELKISA f Bosnian (Rare)
Bosnian form of Bilqis.
BELMIN m Bosnian
Male form of Belma.
BELMONDO m Croatian (Rare)
Means "beautiful world", from Italian bel "beautiful, pleasant" and mondo "world". It is used as a surname in Italy.
BELOMIR m Croatian
Variant form of Belimir.
BELOMIRA f Croatian (Rare)
Feminine form of Belomir.
BENZHAMEN m Russian (Rare), Bulgarian (Rare)
Russian and Bulgarian form of Benjamin, reflecting the English pronunciation.
BERIMIR m Croatian
Derived from Slavic brati "reap, gather" (also see Berislav) combined with Slavic mir "peace".
BERIMIRA f Croatian (Rare)
Feminine form of Berimir.
BERINA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Berin.
BERISLAVA f Croatian
Feminine form of Berislav.
BERIVOJ m Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements birati "to take, to gather" (in an inflected form) and voi "soldier".
BERIZ m Bosnian
Possibly related to Baraz.
BERNARDICA f Croatian
Diminutive of Bernarda.
BERNARDIKA f Slovene
Slovenian elaborated feminine form of the given name Bernard.
BERO m Croatian, Various (Rare)
Croatian short form of Berislav.
BETI f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
A short form of Elizabeta.
BIBA f Croatian
Short form of Biserka.
BISERKO m Croatian
Croatian male form of Biserka.
BIZAS m Bosnian, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Bosnian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Byzas.
BJENVINIDA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Bienvenida.
BLAGODAT f Bulgarian (Rare)
Means "blessing, benediction" in Bulgarian.